Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1785.
String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 "Dissonance" - IV. Allegro molto.
Perhaps the most famous of all of Mozart's quartets are the six that are often termed the Haydn Quartets. Writen in response to the meeting and befriending of Joseph Haydn, and the subsequent publication of Haydn's imensely influential Opus 33 quartets, Mozart's Haydn Quartets are among his finest. Perhaps the most famous is the 19th String Quartet also called "Dissonance". The innovative work gets its name from the dissonant opening of the first movement, where the four instruments enter in a different key. Here in the remarkably strong 4th movement Mozart is full of bright elegance and rich intonation. The Emerson Quartet selection below also includes two other quartets from the Haydn Quartets. A truly great value.
Selected recordings recommended for purchasing:
Emerson String Quartet version available here.
Artwork: Canaletto // The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day